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Conservation Voters of PA Endorses State Representative Mike O’Brien

Today, Conservation Voters of PA endorsed State Representative Mike O’Brien for re-election in Philadelphia’s 175th district. 

“Rep. O’Brien has a 100% score on the most recent Pennsylvania Environmental Scorecard, and is a steadfast environmental champion in the State House,” said Josh McNeil, Executive Director of Conservation Voters of PA. “We need to send Rep. O’Brien back to Harrisburg to continue standing up for public transportation and fighting against attacks on our clean air, land, and water."

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Conservation Voters of PA Endorses State Senator Art Haywood

Today, Conservation Voters of PA endorsed State Senator Art Haywood for re-election in the 4th district. 

“Sen. Haywood is a strong environmental champion in the State Senate who is committed to fighting for better environmental protections,” said Josh McNeil, Executive Director of Conservation Voters of PA. “We need to send Sen. Haywood back to Harrisburg to continue standing up for clean air, land, and water."

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Conservation Voters of PA Endorses State Representative James Roebuck

Today, Conservation Voters of PA endorsed State Representative James Roebuck for re-election in Philadelphia’s 188th district. 

“Rep. Roebuck has been a strong voice for the environment in Harrisburg for the last 33 years. As one of the longest serving State House members, Rep. Roebuck is one of our most experienced advocates for clean air, land, and water,” said Josh McNeil, Executive Director of Conservation Voters of PA. “We need to send Rep. Roebuck back to Harrisburg to continue standing up against giveaways to the gas industry and advocating for clean renewable energy." 

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Conservation Voters of PA Endorses Kyle Mullins for State Representative

Today, Conservation Voters of PA endorsed Kyle Mullins for State Representative in Scranton’s 112th District.  

“Our state constitution guarantees Pennsylvanians the right to clean air, pure water, and protected natural resources. Too often, our State Legislature forsakes these rights in the form of giveaways to the gas industry and attacks on critical environmental protections,” said Josh McNeil, Executive Director of Conservation Voters of PA. “We need more leaders in Harrisburg like Mr. Mullins, who will stand up for our environment and our health.”

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Conservation Voters of PA Endorses State Representative Adam Ravenstahl

Today, Conservation Voters of PA endorsed State Representative Adam Ravenstahl for re-election in Allegheny County’s 20th district. 

“Rep. Ravenstahl has hands-on experience fighting to replace dirty energy with the clean energy of the future. He has stood with his constituents in fighting for better environmental policies that will protect public health,” said Josh McNeil, Executive Director of Conservation Voters of PA. “Rep. Ravenstahl’s commitment to the fight for a cleaner future is the kind of vision we need in Harrisburg.”

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Conservation Voters of PA Endorses State Representative Chris Rabb

Today, Conservation Voters of PA endorsed State Representative Chris Rabb for re-election in Philadelphia’s 200th district. 

“Rep. Rabb has demonstrated in just his first term that he is a stalwart champion for environmental justice in the State House. We applaud Rabb for introducing his bill today to commit Pennsylvania to 100% clean energy by 2050,” said Josh McNeil, Executive Director of Conservation Voters of PA. “He has consistently championed issues surrounding clean energy, water, and air and we encourage the citizens of the 200th district to send Rep. Rabb back to Harrisburg.” 

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Conservation Voters of PA Endorses Danielle Friel Otten for State Representative

Today, Conservation Voters of PA endorsed Danielle Friel Otten for State Representative in Chester County’s 155th District. 

“Danielle embodies all of the values we look for in pro-environment candidates. She is a self-motivated and passionate advocate for clean water in her own backyard and will bring real change to Harrisburg,” said Josh McNeil, Executive Director of Conservation Voters of PA. “Danielle will not only make environmental protection a top priority when elected, but she has firsthand experience in enacting lasting change.”

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Conservation Voters of PA Endorses Business Owner and Solebury Supervisor Helen Tai for State Representative: Endorsement Acknowledges Tai’s Long-Standing Commitment to Bucks County and the Environment

Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania today endorsed Helen Tai for State Representative in the 178th district in the May 15 special election.  

“The citizens in district 178 have been represented by a legislator with an abysmal environmental record for too long,” said Josh McNeil, Executive Director of CVPA. “Helen Tai will continue to be a true environmental champion when elected to the State House. As proven during her years of public service, she is committed to protecting our natural heritage and ensuring that everyone has clean drinking water.”
 

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Arctic Refuge drilling: immoral, financially dishonest, and deeply unpopular

Say no to drilling in the Arctic

Buried in the tax bill is a shameful and economically irresponsible rider to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling. This pristine corner of Alaska has been protected for generations, but one senator is trying to hand over one of the last untouched places in our country to Big Oil.

Reps. Patrick Meehan, Ryan Costello, and Brian Fitzpatrick understand that this special place should remain protected, writing in a letter to Republican leadership that “the Arctic Refuge stands as a symbol of our nation’s strong and enduring natural legacy.” We appreciate their stance.

Now it’s time for our representatives to put their word into action. Drilling in the Arctic Refuge has no place in the tax bill and Meehan, Costello, and Fitzpatrick need to stand strong and vote against this shameful sellout to the oil and gas industry.

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PA lawmakers cobble together budget - without needed boost for Bay, environment

Four months past the deadline for approving a state budget, Pennsylvania lawmakers have finally agreed on how to pay for the $32 billion spending plan they adopted in July.

They did nothing, though, to bolster a budget that offers no new money for Chesapeake Bay restoration, drinking water protection and other environmental programs. In fact, they opened the door to siphoning money from special funds dedicated to conservation and pollution cleanup.

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